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I have recently realized that a few things have changed.  For one thing I am much older than I once was when I could sit and do hand quilting for hours on end, after all I am a Grandma now. Having aquired a massive amount of knowledge (LOL here) in reguards to quilting, I have decided that if you want Aidens quilt before he finishes college that said baby quilt will have to be done by machine.

Having sent this text message to my DD the other day, I waited for her reply, which was:

"LOL ok."

So now we back up a few weeks here where DD and I were talking about the baby quilt.  Apparently my daughter knows enough about quilts to realize there is a difference between quilting a quilt by hand and using a machine.  I was asked to make Aidens quilt the old fashioned way.  This I assumed ment doing the quilting by hand.  I have sense amended this line of thought to "the old fashioned way is whatever way I want to get it done!"

Now I don't want to hear from all the hand quilters about this. I have several UFO's sitting about the house that are waiting to get finished.  I have decided that my daughter will receive all said practice quilts as I learn how to use my wonder woman Brother sewing machine and do my sitdown quilting.

DD will be returning to work next month after being home sense Jan. to have Aiden.  This little guy sure has been though a lot just getting here and it seems that he has picked up where mom left off at.  DD called me last week and wanted me to come over before Aidens doctor appointment. I agreed and the next thing I knew I was accompanying them to the doctor app.  Aiden has developed a bad case of acid refux, he keeps most of his bottle down but he spits up quite a bit of it as well.  The doctors appointment turned into a trip to the pharmacy then the grocery store and the mall.  I had been up sense 3:30 in the am and didn't even get home until after 7:30 that night.  Aiden spit up four times that afternoon, on me of course.  DD kept appologizing and I kept laughing.  This was nothing new to me.  I will be sooo glad when DD goes to work and I get a break from visiting everyother day.  DD is bored, not with Aiden and taking care of him but being only 2 months old we have to admit he isn't much fun yet. 

I was also talked into babysitting the little guy during her first week back at work.  DD looked but has yet to find a daycare facility that she would trust with him. Sound familar to anyone?  So I get week one of DD going to work, her DH gets week two, then the other grand parents will be over to help for the summer. Anyone care to take bets on how long DD lasts at work before she decides that she can be a stay at home mom?  They can afford it, after all SIL is a doctor after all and he has told her she could stay at home.

Now you didn't think I wouldn't post a picture of him did you?  This was the week that he was born and I was visiting.  I hate having my picture taken but I thought everyone would like to see that I really do get to hold him.

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Comment by Carol Wadkins on May 7, 2013 at 9:27am

Isn't he just the most darling little guy!! I am proud of you Grandma for standing up to the "machine sewn quilt"............. I bless  all the beautiful ladies that do hand quilting, it's awesome!! I have to go the machine quilting way myself and am happy to do just that! Makes for less stress and more positive fun for me!!

Have a wonderful day................... Hugs!

Comment by linda harriott/UK on May 2, 2013 at 9:50pm

over here in England they put a wedge under the mattresses on babies cot or pram to lift their heads a little.

We didnt know this and my poor g/son Jake suffered needlessly.

He is adorable.

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on April 30, 2013 at 7:36pm

How precious!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on April 30, 2013 at 4:08pm

My great nephew (4 months old) has the acid reflux too. Who knew they now have baby formula for that? Amazing.  As for the quilt - nothing wrong with getting it done by machine.  Maybe you can do a smaller project for him by hand one of these days.

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on April 30, 2013 at 9:24am

So cute! Aiden is think is the male equivalent of my name Aida.  You certainly look fabulous holding your DGS.

As for the quilt - by all means, machine quilt it, like everyone is saying, it will probably get washed at least four times a week.  So go ahead and make 2, or 3. 

My DGD's very first quilt is still in use for her nap time at daycare, and she's now 5 years old!  I have made 4 more (of course, she appropriated them), each one bigger than the other so she could use them into her teens.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 30, 2013 at 7:43am

Baby, one each (but they are always beautiful!).  I think Mother Nature makes sure women all fall in love instantly with their babies and grand-babies, and even other people's babies!  

Barb has the right idea, who says there has to be just one quilt?  I have two quilts already made for DS's first baby, and he's not even married yet!  (There is a fiancee, however.)  Both are machine quilted and can be loved to death.

Comment by Barb/WI on April 30, 2013 at 6:16am

Aiden is beautiful!  There is nothing better than a baby to snuggle.  As for the quilt, I always hope that I am making a baby quilt that will be used, and loved, and washed until the colors are a little faded.  There will be lots of time later for a hand-quilted heirloom quality quilt.  For now, a quilt for Aiden to play on and enjoy is perfect.

Comment by Pam/NY on April 30, 2013 at 5:41am

What a cute bundle...I hope she can find a good balance between work and baby. We know how easy it is to lose our identities as a person when we become a mom! She is fortunate to have that choice. I agree with Barb...the quilt will be washed a lot...start his wedding quilt by hand. Then there's plenty of time! Enjoy that little one!

Comment by Barbara Graham on April 29, 2013 at 9:30pm

Ahhhhhh, who wouldn't want to stay home with that precious bundle??? As for the quilt--my son knows the difference between hand and machine--the wedding quilt took 4 years, baby's quilt, 4 days. You and I do know what babies do to quilts--and how many times they get thrown in the wash. Have fun.

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